Land of Oak & Iron

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Immerse yourself in heritage in the Land of Oak & Iron. Bursting with acres of beautiful natural woodland, rich in wildlife and lots of industrial and cultural heritage to celebrate, there are so many interesting historical places to discover.

With countryside to explore by bike, foot or horse, you can follow the river Derwent from the Derwent Reservoir to the river Tyne. Immerse yourself in heritage with our events, come and rediscover, or find out for the first time, what makes the easily accessible Derwent Valley the perfect destination for a visit.

Discover Allensford Blast Furnace on a guided walk, throw yourself into conservation with our Woodland Volunteer Team, get up close and personal with bumblebees or learn new ‘old’ skills at Chopwell WoodFest. Get on your bike with cycle rides and maintenance sessions, uncover the history beneath your feet at an archaeology dig or discover the hidden history of Crowley’s Iron Works in Derwenthaugh Park.

Venue: Land of Oak & Iron